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MSNBC
Aug 15, 2013 7:00am PDT
in the region. >> kristin welker, we know you'll be standing by for us. in the meantime, i want to go to cairo. it is just after 4:00 in the afternoon. get us up to speed on what's been happening there today. >> reporter: well, a lot of rapid developments unfolding here on the ground. first off, let's start with the security situation. supporters of ousted president of mohammed morsi stormed a building belonging to the cairo's governor's office not far away from a nearby district. according to police. supporters marching near that building, attacked it first setting it on fire with molotov cocktails and using live ammunition against the building. workers in that office building were evacuated. right now no clear numbers on the casualties or fatalities. police did arrive on the scene to use tear gas to disburse the crowd. firefighters trying to get there to put out the flame were hindered by protesters according to the department of the interior. that comes after protests following what happened yesterday. the scope of which is still being realized. the official government death tol
MSNBC
Aug 26, 2013 7:00am PDT
government used chemical weapons and now it appears the white house is considering military options. among them cruise missiles shot from navy destroyers and submarines in the mediterranean. >> we cannot sit here. we have to move and move quickly. >> this has to be an international operation. it can't be unilateral american approach. >> to think we can change things immediately because we are america, that's not necessarily the case. these are internal struggles and the party insiders in the country are going to have to sort it out amongst themselves. >> i hope the president, as soon as we get back to washington, will ask for authorization from congress to do something at a very surgical and proportional way. something that gets their attention and causes them to understand that we are not going to put up with this kind of activity. >> ayman moi yelledin is covering this from cairo. what is the reaction there in cairo? >> reporter: certainly a lot of arab diplomats are expecting some type of international response what they have described as a chem wall weapons attack. there is no h
MSNBC
Aug 8, 2013 7:00am PDT
. there is a clear oh effort by the administration to use the drone strikes against what they see as a clear threat to the country. this is the secret war being waged by the obama administration. i think we are seeing that in bits and pieces like h this news from yemen just yesterday. >> from a white house standpoint, those two things aren't contradictory. evacuating americans and saying that al qaeda is on the run. in fact, it shows that the intelligence is working. >> that's what the white house -- yes. that's the intention behind the message here. i think the president needses to be careful here, especially with the continued drone strikes. there are a lot of members in congress who are wary of the use of drones still. he could encounter pushback on capitol hill. not necessarily but as it becomes common practice it could encounter criticism. >> a lot of lawmakers on both sides of the aisle supported the president. there is critics who say the embassy shut downs were an over reaction after benghazi. how is the administration navigating that? >> they are trying to bring in members of
MSNBC
Aug 14, 2013 7:00am PDT
engel in the middle of it all earlier this morning. >> reporter: clearly using live ammunition and firing into the side streets p.m. front line positions between protesters and security forces all over cairo and this one looks like it is about to get very ugly. >> also this morning, a u.p.s. car owe plane in a fiery crash in birmingham, alabama. the pilot and co-pilot is dead. the ntsb is investigating what happened. >>> kickoff to the rnc summer meeting, what is the strategy moving forward for republicans? we will talk to the rnc's communication director coming up opinion. >>> but we begin with the violence in cairo. amman is joining us live. you and others have been urging the government. obviously, they decided not to wait any longer. >> reporter: that's correct, chris. in fact, can you probably see this road behind me. this is one of cairo's major highways here. in fact, it's supposed to be busy this time of day as people go home from work. you can see behind me it's rather empty because a few minutes ago, a state of emergency was declared across the country according to egypti
MSNBC
Aug 12, 2013 7:00am PDT
. >> side-by-side. you watching this for us. let me ask you about a major change coming from the obama administration on the way that drug offenders will be prosecuted. three hours attorney general eric holder announcing a brand-new justice department policy essentially a by -by-pasd shows the way drug charges are written up resulting in reduced sentences. the judge is said to ease overcrowding at federal prisons and save money and treat low level offenders more fairly according to what we are hearing right now. what are you seeing and what does this mean? >> i think what the attorney general is saying that will be the result of this change. but he says that the reason for it, i guess partly a recognition of those factors but he is always saying mandatory minimums were unfair and require a certain number of years no matter what a person's role in a drug crime may have been. if they are not connected to a gang or a drug cartel or organized crime, they should not face the same sentence that more serious offenders do. it's part of an overall effort to refocus the federal government'
MSNBC
Aug 29, 2013 7:00am PDT
that when countries break international norms on weapons like chemical weapons that could threaten us, that they are held accountable. >> speaker john boehner sending a letter to the president, including 14 different questions about what the united states is trying to accomplish. pointedly asking in that her, quote -- what result is the administration seeking from its response? congressman mike rogers, head of the house intelligence committee, also sending a her to the president, now 116 congress members, 98 republicans and 18 democrats have signed a her to the president. what they want for them to, quote, consult and receive authorization from congress before ordering the use of u.s. military force in syria, end quote. i want to bring in "the washington post's" karen tumelty. they haven't been consulted or because they don't want to get involved? which is it? terms of why we're seeing the pushback? >> i think that right now everybody is confused, because it really doesn't look like there's any good option at this moment, but the fact is this tussle goes at least as far back as the ea
MSNBC
Aug 16, 2013 7:00am PDT
this is not taking us into conditions that could lead to a very deep civil war that is driven by a lot of sectarian tensions. we have seen a lot of muslim brotherhood attacks on churches as well and the muslim brotherhood itself is divided between those that continue to want to stage massive peaceful protesters and others are simply so angry that they want to organize their own military and somewhat violent response to what is going on and really take the military on much more directly. we are going to have a lot of conflict. to me it looks like a civil war but we will debate that like the word coup around the white house. >> the white house in the meantime, is watching this carefully obviously. chuck hagel, we are told, call the general 15 times since this all started. karen, they just don't seem to be listening, though, obviously. none of them warnings from the united states have held any weight. does holding out this aid give leverage? is that something that is a nonstarter for this white house? we are seeing the debate among members of the senate. where is the white house on al
MSNBC
Aug 1, 2013 7:00am PDT
away with it for so long. all of us have our hearts open to these victims and are fascinated to know how did they cope, how did they survive? what got them through this? there are very important things we're going to learn today. >> what do we know about -- and there's some indication that one of the three women has talked about or given an indication she may be willing to speak, the others may have surrogates who want to make a statement to them. beyond that who can testify at a hearing like this? >> usually the victims, the families of the victims, other people who may have been affected. but additionally we see that law enforcement can testify. perhaps medical professionals can testify. and also, chris, it's important that the viewers understand there's a notice requirement. so before this sentencing day each party gives the other notice of who may or may not testify. >> so no surprises. >> no surprises maybe for us but not for who is in court. >> this is as we said potentially going to go on for hours and maybe even into tomorrow. is it typical that a hearing like this would take
MSNBC
Aug 19, 2013 7:00am PDT
still scheduled to go to egypt this year. does the u.s. use that as leverage? a growing chorus of lawmakers is arguing it's time to pull the plug on aid to egypt. >> when we threaten something, as we did that we would cut off aid, the administration did and then not do it, then you lose your credibility and your influence. >> we are going to have to suspend our aid. >> i do not see how we can continue aid. >> i do believe we have to change our aid. >> i think the actions of the last week, no doubt cause us to suspend eight. >> it's counterproductive and shows nothing but american weakness to continue it. >> i want to bring in michael crowley and ann garran. what is the calculus the white house is weighing this morning? >> is there a bipartisan call in congress to suspend aid. really as you pointed out in your introduction, chris, there isn't a ton of aid left to go this year out of 1.3 billion. it's something between 5 and 600 that is left so they could withhold some of that. it probably wouldn't have a great effect or immediate effect on the generals in cairo but send a symbolic
MSNBC
Aug 23, 2013 7:00am PDT
or at least a number of republicans have decided that using, shutting down the government is an effective tool, it fires up their base, it seems as a sign of principle, rather than madness. they are going to keep doing it and we will probably come up with some compromise at the last minute that spares us all, but it is pretty wild. >> the president does say he has been talking to republicans privately and privately a lot of them agree with him that a shutdown isn't an option. >> and, by the way, sometimes they say to me privately i agree with you. but i'm worried about a primary from, you know, somebody in the tea party back in my district, or i'm worried about what rush limbaugh going to say about me on the radio. i can't force these folks to do what is right for the american people. >> i guess the question is, jackie, are enough of them worried enough about, say, a primary challenge from the tea party, that this could be a real problem? >> i think as a member-by-member question, but there is also a new polling that came out this week from david winston. he is a pollster the ho
MSNBC
Aug 6, 2013 7:00am PDT
organizations. it seems to me it puts us at greater risk. >> evan, let me go back and talk about that conversation, particularly, and these two men. imman al zawahiri and new number two, al asiri. what do we know about them and how significant is it that they are actually talking to each other? because to the uninitiated outsider it would seem it makes sense these two high level people within al qaeda are talking. >> the probable is we've never had direct conphenomenon trags about the level of these two leaders. these are the two most important al qaeda factions out there right now. the two al qaeda factions that have made determined efforts to strike here in the u.s. homeland with the cargo bomb plot and liquid bomb plot and 9/11, right? if these guys are in close communication planning major attacks that is very problematic. this is a guy who is in afghanistan, alongside osama bin laden and kaurted and went back to prison and escaped from prison. >> what is going on with these prison breaks? >> it's scary. >> this was while ago but we had someone the last couple of weeks as well. >>
MSNBC
Aug 30, 2013 7:00am PDT
regime and it's not going to deter him from using wme using weapons of mass destruction. i think the only strategic argument in the national political argument is that an attack might show iran we are serious but it's a limit objective attack. we will attack some airfields and so on and probably have to do it again. i don't think it's going to have any positive effect on the situation in syria. >> what are the parts of this debate right now, is the support here in the united states? we have a new nbc news poll. just some the data from. besides congress, the president looking at the american public. the poll showing that it is mixed right now. 42% support u.s. military action in syria. 50% oppose. but with cruise missile strikes against syria, the numbers are flipped. 50% support and 44% oppose. overwhelming majority, 79% say the president should get congressional approval before launching a strike against syria. you know, getting congressional approval could take some time here. looking at the timetable, we are already past the initial reports of the attack. should the president wait
MSNBC
Aug 2, 2013 7:00am PDT
didn't mention the 99 feet of chains police found in that house used to keep the women from escaping or the portable toilets he made them use that he rarely goed or how he made them wear a helmet when he raped them and forced them to play russian roulette. i want to bring a psychologist and lori burns works with troubled teams and advocate for missing children. when we saw aerial castro, i thought he was learing at michelle knight when she walked in. he is going off on this rant when she is in the room. you are one of few people in a situation like this. you were in court when your daughter's killer was being sentenced and he started to say horrible things. it looked like you were going to go after him. did that all come back yesterday? >> absolutely. it dragged me back to the moment 17 years ago when i did sit in a courtroom and listen to another pervert try to prove and justify the heinous crimes he committed against an innocent victim. indeed, i did get up and make a move for him because i thought he was trying to basically ruin my family and, at that point, the judge kicked me ou
MSNBC
Aug 22, 2013 7:00am PDT
. as chris said, you know, going out and using one of his strongest tools, which is taking the argument directly to americans. you know, he's trying to frame the debate on his own terms ahead of the fall where we're going to seal budget issues, immigration issues. i doubt the gun issue's going to come back despite what happened in georgia. but there's a lot of big legacy issues that he wants to get done. you know, is he a lame duck? look, the president always has a measure of power and a significant measure of power. and he has the bully pulpit and will continue to have that. i do think all of this talk about hillary clinton running for president and biden, you know, possibly running for president. both of them possibly running for president, nobody's made any decisions. but all this talk about '16 does threaten the president in terms of whether he is a lame duck status. i think the fall is going to be pivotal for him to show strength. and i think you're starting to see him try to do that right now. >> let me bring in senator richard blumenthal. good morning. >> good morning, c
MSNBC
Aug 9, 2013 7:00am PDT
afternoon. is there sort of an overall positive message that the white house is going to want to use this press conference to get out? >> well, i think the president has been trying to focus on his economic agenda for the middle class on proposals he has made that may may not get knacked th -- enacted. i think he will be trying say, look, the economy is getting better and i want to do hors to help the middle class but, man, a tough climate in washington to get things done these days. >> i want you both to hold on. i want to bring in a democrat from south carolina. james clyburn. good to see you. good morning. >> thank you for having me. good morning. >> i know you've been listening to the conversation susan page talking about how tough the climate is the president going to face when he gets back from martha's vineyard. how tough it is? >> it is pretty tough. we are -- seem to have a disconnect between the house and the senate. there seems to be a disconnect between the congress and the american people. and there seems to be some skisisms within the republican party itself. speaker bo
MSNBC
Aug 21, 2013 7:00am PDT
sure that the privacy interests are protected. so the reforms that many of us are talking about would attempt to accomplish those things. >> let me switch gears and talk about the irs because you're getting ready to sue them over how they handle tax exempt organizations. why? what would this lawsuit accomplish? >> this is really important. the issue is this. under the current law, the way the law is actually written, the irs is only supposed to grant what is known as 501(c)(4) tax exempt status to organizations exclusively involved in social welfare activities so they should not be under the statute involved in political activities. what happened is many years ago, many administrations ago, the irs issued guidelines that were totally inconsistent with the law. the guideline said you can still get the status even if you're gauge engaged in lots of political active so long assess you're not doing that, you can be involved in lots of it. that put the irs in a position to having to look at whether groups, whether on the right or the left were involved in political activity. well, th
MSNBC
Aug 7, 2013 7:00am PDT
. he has his own domestic audience but it's important for us to send a message that we're not in a place of comfort with where he is headed on a whole list of issues. >> senator jeff merkley, good to have out on the program. >> good to be with you. >> the other thing the president talked about last night is al qaeda. this morning, yemen said it has foiled an al qaeda plot to seize two ports and blow up oil and gas facilities there. that comes after about, of course, a hundred u.s. government workers moved out of the country yesterday. the president answering questions for the first time about that terror threat that has closed 19 u.s. embassies and consulates around the world. he also told jay leno americans should take their vacations and live their lives. >> it's significant enough that we're taking every precaution. >> what do you say to those who say it's an overreaction to ben ghazi and how do you sfoned that? >> one thing i've tried to do as president is not overreact. you know, but make sure that as much as possible the american people understand that there are genuine risks
MSNBC
Aug 28, 2013 7:00am PDT
weapons attack and vice president joe biden using some of the strongest language yet at an event yesterday. >> there's no doubt who is responsible for this heinous use of chemical weapons in syria. the syrian regime. the president believes and i believe that those who use chemical weapons against defenseless men, women, and children should and must be held accountable. >> nbc chief foreign correspondent richard engel is in turkey near the border of syria. are they talking about a military strike there? >> reporter: they certainly are and turkey would be a willing participant in this. turkey said it's willing to pay any price to see bashar al assad go. the question now is what is the role of the u.n. and the u.n. investigators? today in damascudamascus, the t from the u.n. left their hotel after a 24-hour delay. they went to the suburbs outside of damascus and continued their work. the united nations says that these investigations should continue and that a full process should be allowed to run its course before any military action is taken. that is not the kind of language and no
MSNBC
Aug 20, 2013 10:00am EDT
and get medical help right away. ask your doctor about cialis for daily use and a 30-tablet free trial. >>> good morning. i'm richard lui in for chris jansing. >>> what is going on with san diego's mayor? this morning attorneys could start another round of dlickets. 16 women have come forward to accuse filner of sexual harassment. he doesn't show up yesterday after a week of personal leave and two weeks in therapy. protesters stepped to the city hall and many taking to the microphone to defend him vigorously. >> i will say today we will stand behind him. he asked him not to resign. >> what we have is a lynch mob that has said just the opposite. they have said you are guilty and now you need to provide proof that you are innocent. >> he has a vision for the city which no previous mayor has ever had. >> the recall effort to oust filner from office has thousands of volunteers. top democrats from across california have called for him to resign. >> bottom line is we have a mayor in hiding. we are here because we have to get a real mayor. >> it's best for our city if bob fill ner were
MSNBC
Aug 27, 2013 7:00am PDT
international partners. >> then on the ground, the u.n. team investigating the use of chemical weapons is having trouble. monday, they were shot out before getting a chance to talk to victims and tour the scene. today, their visit to another site has been delayed. regardless, there is little doubt chemical weapons were used there and that the united states will do something soon. secretary of state john kerry speaking passionately about the attack. >> what we saw in syria last week should shock the conscience of the world. it defies any moral. let me be clear. the killing of women and children and innocent bystanders by chemical weapons is a moral obje ab scenity. i can't get the picture out of my mind. >> the headlines in the united states, well, here is "the washington post," obama weighs limited military strike on syria. "usa today," u.s. moves closer to military action. politico, syria poses first big test for second term. i want to bring in nbc news pentagon correspondent jim miklaszewski. what are you learning? >> reporter: u.s. military officials and other u.s. officials stress
MSNBC
Aug 13, 2013 7:00am PDT
voter fraud by this rath of restrictions used and signed into law in north carolina doesn't really address a voter fraud which in some ways snolt a problem in north carolina but the idea you're shutting down voting on a sunday and the item you're eliminate 16 and 17-year-olds the ability to register early, it seems to be capturing a wide swath of folks in north carolina can you see folks really looking at these and thinking that it might be overreach from conservatives. >> i want to play another clip if i can from hillary clinton last night. >> there are many problems in life that we can't fix, at least not quickly, but preserving fairness and equality in our voting system is one we can and we should. >> what do you make of the fact, lynn, obviously, she went before the american bar association and this is obviously a legal question but there are lao different things she could have chosen to talk about. do you read anything to the fact it was voting rights? >> absolutely. we could do an analysis here but, in short, chris, it's very much a democratic issue, not a republican issue. b
MSNBC
Aug 5, 2013 7:00am PDT
it's extraordinary important for us to understand why that threat is diffused for that very reason. >> let's talk about one of those cells. we keep hearing about al qaeda in the arab peninsula. they have an incredibly skilled bombmaker. what else can you tell us about them and how they might be involved? >> it's unclear at this point. there were tli drone strikes in yemen five days last week and a lot of activity going on there. they tried to carry out the 2009 bombing of an airliner flying in detroit that was an underwear bomb. there is increasing sophisticating from that in yemen. problems in yemen troops have been sort of not fighting. they have been rebelling against the government. i think yemen is a real challenge for the obama administration. they have tried to use drone strikes there. they have tried training and it has not worked well. i think they might need to reassess what they are doing in yemen. >> ambassador, it's not just interviewee closings but a worldwide travel lert for americans. i was surprised when i saw a poll is warning nations about prison breaks in iraq,
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